Geodiversity and human difference: disability, landscape form and process

Clive, Rachel (2021) Geodiversity and human difference: disability, landscape form and process. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This thesis has emerged from a practice-based and interdisciplinary doctoral studentship at the University of Glasgow. It proposes The Performic Cycle as a new contribution to knowledge. The Performic Cycle is an adaptive model of theatre practice-based research which supports performative explorations of human/landscape relationship. The model has been created in collaboration with more than 40 neurodivergent (largely learning-disabled and autistic) trainee performers and horticulturalists from across Central Scotland, through five exploratory and experimental performance projects called The Panarchy Projects. The Panarchy Projects focus on human performances with rivers and estuaries. Documentation of The Panarchy Projects can be found here: Link to Panarchy Projects documentation. The Performic Cycle model works across disciplinary boundaries and through human differences. It hopes to contribute to a growing body of site-responsive interdisciplinary research which is making connections between environmental and social justice.

The Panarchy Projects were created in collaboration with the following artists, performers, organisations, horticultural workers/students/trainees, support workers, and friends:

Panarchy 1: Euan Hayton, Krissy Neilson, Andrew Lamb, Paul Michael Henry, Susan Worsfold, Lindsay Brown, Carlton Studios and Tony Sweeten.

Panarchy 2: Chris Ford, Giles Nicholson, Ben Marriott and Tracey Paddison.

Panarchy 3: Hughie McIntyre, Chloe Maxwell, Paul Robertson, “Andrew,” Karen Stewart, Cheryl MacArthur, Laraine McLeish, Adnan Mohammad, Peter McInnes, Tracy Vannet, “T-Dollar,” “Blunderbus,” “Tyler Timpson,” Donna-Marie Stillie, Nikki Frew, Craig Devlin, Louise Brown, Euan Hayton, Lindsay Brown, Bel Pye. A partnership with Citizens’ Theatre Friday Club.

Panarchy 4: Craig Jackson, Sam Ridley, Cameron Browne, Georgia Dullagun, Amanda Martin, Marjorie Martin, Patrick McLean, Daniel McLean, John McAlpine, Craig Denny, Ashleigh Rider, Robyn Horsburgh, Barry, Chloe, Danny, Willy, Michael, Scott, “David,” Jamie Little, Jamie Henderson, Neil Ferrier, David Goodall, Ewa Kuniczak, Gartmore House, MacRobert Arts Centre, Play Alloa, Emma McCaffrey/Reluctant Penguin Productions, Maria Oller/Lung Ha Theatre Company, Liam Kelly, Anne Shore, David Thomas, Jo Sharp, Key Housing, Inclusion Scotland, West Moss Side Farm and Sniffer Scotland. A partnership with Green Routes Horticultural Training Centre.

not panicky: Chloe Maxwell, Alison Mackenzie, Euan Hayton, Hughie McIntyre, Jassy Earl, Susan Worsfold, Tony Sweeten, Karyn Priestley, Ashley Andrews, SoundsMove and Inclusion Scotland.

With ethical approval from UoG College of Arts. Application no. 100180004

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts
Supervisor's Name: Heddon, Professor Deirdre and Parr, Professor Hester and Watson, Professor Nicholas and Naylor, Professor Larissa
Date of Award: 2021
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2021-82373
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2021 15:47
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2021 15:47
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.82373
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